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Smart Glass Can Improve Your EV’s Range – Autoline Exclusives

January 29th, 2021 at 4:20pm

Self-tinting or smart glass features a thin layer of nanoparticles sandwiched between two panes of glass. When an electrical charge is applied or removed from the nanoparticle layer, the particles either line up to let light through or scatter to block it out. We first experienced this several years ago in Maybach version of the previous generation of Mercedes S-Class and it worked really well. Today, as Joe Harary, President and CEO of Research Frontiers, maker of smart glass, tell us it’s technology will not only help extend the range of the upcoming all-electric, hand-built Cadillac Celestiq sedan, but that it also has a number of other uses as well.

Hubject Lets You Plug&Charge Safely – Autoline Exclusives

January 26th, 2021 at 12:43pm

With electric vehicles gaining traction in the market, easy charging and secure & convenient payment systems are important. Hubject is the technology provider behind the Ionity (EU) & Electrify America (US) implementations. We talked with Barton Sidles, US business lead for Hubject, to learn about Plug&Charge and what it is doing to maximize convenience and security.

8 Track: The First Mobile App – Autoline Exclusives

January 8th, 2021 at 4:16pm

Listening to your own music inside a car is a luxury that we now tend to take for granted. But before digital music files, CDs or cassette tapes came around, people were forced to listen to whatever the radio DJ wanted to play. That really changed in the mid-60′s when 8 Tracks were introduced. However, 8 Track wasn’t the only solution out there and the story of how the technology became the popular choice is very interesting. Author RJ King has written a book all about the 8 Track and we’re also joined in this interview by RJ’s father, John King, who was project engineer for the 8 Track tape player at Ford.

Scania Sheds Light on Its Solar Trailer – Autoline Exclusives

December 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm

It’s not just passenger vehicles that are facing stricter emission standards, so are commercial trucks and buses. That’s led a number of companies to revisit ways of improving their big trucks, and while solar panels have never really gained a foot hold in the automotive market, Scania sees benefits when they’re paired with a large tractor trailer.

Inmotive Improves EV Range & Acceleration – Autoline Exclusives

December 2nd, 2020 at 3:30pm

The EV game is really starting to heat up, so automakers are looking for ways to separate themselves from the crowd. Two of the biggest differentiators right now seem to be performance and range. And Canadian company Inmotive and its 2-speed transmission for EVs improves both of those figures. We sit down with the Co-founder and VP of Product Development to learn more about it. Join us.

Pulstar’s Shocking Spark Plug Breakthrough – Autoline Exclusives

November 27th, 2020 at 12:00pm

The experts said it couldn’t be done, but Lou Camilli, President of Pulstar, wouldn’t listen and now he’s got what he thinks is a breakthrough in spark plug technology. The company’s spark plugs look like any other, but embedded inside is a capacitor that helps put out a spark so intense it actually turns the air/fuel mixture into a low-temperature plasma. And Camilli claims some pretty impressive improvements for the user.

Paving A Way To An EV Future With Electrify America – Autoline Exclusives

November 24th, 2020 at 10:09am

It seems like every week we’re getting an email notice about something new that charging provider Electrify America is up to. To be quite honest, it would be too much to put in our Autoline Daily program so we decided to catch up with Rob Barrosa, Senior Director of Sales, Marketing and Business Development to see what the company’s been up to and where it’s headed.

New Test Can Help Prevent Battery Fires – Autoline Exclusives

October 26th, 2020 at 4:09pm

Leak testing is not new to the auto industry but there hasn’t been a reliable way to leak test the different types of lithium-ion battery cells, until now that is. Leak testing expert INFICON has developed a new way to test battery cells that will increase their safety and possibly prevent battery fires from occurring.

BorgWarner Fully Ready For An EV World – Autoline Exclusives

October 7th, 2020 at 1:54pm

BorgWarner’s acquisition of Delphi not only grows the company by 40%, it solidifies its product portfolio for whatever the auto industry throws at it. Fred Lissalde, the president and CEO of BorgWarner, explains how they’re ready to play a significant role in ICE powertrains, as well as provide full turn-key BEV systems.

Alfa Romeo Turns The Corner In The North American Market – Autoline Exclusives

October 1st, 2020 at 4:02pm

When FCA brought Alfa Romeo back to the US market in 2014, it had lofty goals for the brand. But sales never caught on—until recently, that is. Now Alfa is ahead of where it was a year ago, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Bob Broderdorf, the Director of Operations for Alfa Romeo North America, explains the changes he’s made, and where they’re taking the brand in the future.